Accession Number:

ADA070220

Title:

Guerrilla Warfare in Namibia and Associated Implications for External Military Involvement.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

270.0

Abstract:

This thesis presents a summary and analysis of the guerrilla war in Namibia through December, 1978, focusing on all aspects of the military and civil insurgencycounterinsurgency situations. Additionally, Namibias history, its present social, economic, and political conditions, and the militant attitudes of the various actors involved are examined from the standpoint of tendencies and factors which could stimulate violent conflict in the future. Salient aspects of these discussions are integrated to form several plausible political-military scenarios which include potentials for near and long term violence and for the involvement of external actors in that violence. Namibia and the conflict surrounding its pending independence play a primary role in the current and future stability of southern Africa. This research is an attempt to provide policy makers with additional perspective in regard to the pursuit of that stability.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE